• Airbnb ban on homes in West Bank settlements
Airbnb ban on homes in West Bank settlements

In addition to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Airbnb has in the recent past systematically delisted properties in Russian-occupied Crimea (which has been under dispute between Ukraine and Russia since 2014), Iran, Syria, and North Korea.

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  • North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon
North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

Yang Wook, a Seoul-based military expert, said a "tactical weapon" in North Korea refers to "a weapon aimed at striking South Korea including US military bases" there, so the North may have tested a short-range missile or a multiple rocket launch system.

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  • Israeli PM Netanyahu buying himself time
Israeli PM Netanyahu buying himself time

But in an impassioned speech Sunday announcing his new role as defense minister, Netanyahu sought to brandish his security credentials in the face of the criticism while pinning blame on his coalition partners for trying to force early elections during a sensitive time for Israel's security.

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  • Saudi crown prince to attend G20 summit in Argentina-Al Arabiya TV
Saudi crown prince to attend G20 summit in Argentina-Al Arabiya TV

Turkish authorities have leaked details of what they said were audio recordings of Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, where he went to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage. "Let my hand go". We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. Saudi Arabia - which quickly dismissed the ...

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  • 'Critical' week ahead for successful Brexit talks, Theresa May says
'Critical' week ahead for successful Brexit talks, Theresa May says

Some cabinet ministers have resigned, including Mr Raab, and others are believed to be still trying to change its wording. "If we can not close this deal on reasonable terms, we need to be very honest with the country that we will not be bribed and blackmailed or bullied and we will walk away", he told the Sunday Times .

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  • Israel's Lieberman voices concern of empowered Hamas
Israel's Lieberman voices concern of empowered Hamas

Demonstrators have been attending mass protests in Gaza since 30 March to demand the right of return for millions of Palestinian refugees whose families were displaced during the establishment of the state of Israel. Lieberman made the remarks on Friday - two days after resigning his post in protest against a Tuesday cease-fire between Israel and...

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  • Stacey Abrams calls Brian Kemp the 'victor' in Georgia governor's race
Stacey Abrams calls Brian Kemp the 'victor' in Georgia governor's race

Yet Abrams also must consider her own political future and the consequences of a protracted legal fight she might not win. "Stoicism is a luxury, and silence is a weapon for those who would quiet the voices of the people, and I will not concede because the erosion of our democracy is not right", she said , adding she would pray for Kemp's succes...

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  • Trump on China: 'Can't have trade that's meant for stupid people'
Trump on China: 'Can't have trade that's meant for stupid people'

The Trump administration took controversial steps to reduce its trade deficit with protectionist measures and put tariffs on more than $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Bloomberg on Thursday that Trump and Xi at best would be able to come up with a "framework" deal at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Air...

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  • Death toll in Northern California wildfire grows to 71, as search continues
Death toll in Northern California wildfire grows to 71, as search continues

Trump's visits to areas of Northern and Southern California in the aftermath of unprecedented wildfires that have killed more than 70 people gave him what he sought in flying coast to coast and back in a single day - a grasp of the desolation in the heart of California's killer wildfires.

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  • U.S. judge temporarily restores press pass to reporter
U.S. judge temporarily restores press pass to reporter

District Court for the District of Columbia. Acosta emerged from the courtroom and briefly thanked his colleagues in the press for their support this week. Kelly said that argument "does not make the harm to Mr. Acosta any less real". That is one of the reasons why most of the country's major news organizations have backed CNN's lawsuit...

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  • Despite GOP leaders’ pleas, Trump won’t promise border compromise to avert shutdown
Despite GOP leaders’ pleas, Trump won’t promise border compromise to avert shutdown

Senate , where I've worked for the people of Iowa and our nation for 38 years", Grassley said in a statement Wednesday. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is blaming billionaire Michael Bloomberg for reducing the number of Republican women in the House.

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  • Hillary 4.0? Get Ready for a 2020 Presidential Bid
Hillary 4.0? Get Ready for a 2020 Presidential Bid

Mrs Clinton, herself, has been coy on the subject. The article said Clinton needed a strategy to win over voters who surprisingly supported her rival in 2016. This, they believe, will set her apart from her three moderate incarnations of the past. The piece goes on to argue that rising stars in the Democratic Party "revealed themselves to b...

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  • Trump Unleashes New Attacks on Russia Probe
Trump Unleashes New Attacks on Russia Probe

Mueller is a registered Republican who was confirmed as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under former President George W. Bush and continued serving until 2013, during Obama's second term. While the full scope of Mueller's investigation remains classified, Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed him in May 2017 to investigate allega...

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  • United Nations aid chief calls for ceasefire around Yemen's Hodeida port
United Nations aid chief calls for ceasefire around Yemen's Hodeida port

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen reportedly brokered an informal deal to cease hostilities around Hodeidah on Tuesday. Government forces, led on the ground by Emirati-backed troops, have made their way into Hodeida after 11 days of clashes, reaching residential neighbourhoods in the east on Sunday and ...

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  • Trump names new U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Trump names new U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Investigators believe a Saudi hit team killed Khashoggi last month at a Saudi consulate in Turkey. Saudi officials initially denied all involvement but in the face of mounting global outrage admitted that the columnist had been killed as part of a "rogue" operation .

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  • Saudi prosecutor reveals who gave order for Khashoggi's killing
Saudi prosecutor reveals who gave order for Khashoggi's killing

Eleven people have been charged in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who went missing after last being seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He added that there are 21 people now in custody, with 11 indicted and referred to trial. The prosecutor's office also said it was awaiting Turkey's response to its request f...

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  • US Voices Opposition to China's Military Steps in South China Sea
US Voices Opposition to China's Military Steps in South China Sea

In a speech to an ASEAN business and investment conference yesterday, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that the bloc must not accept trade and investment measures that might be unfair to member countries. At the meetings, ASEAN and China will try to make headway in negotiations for a code of conduct for the South China Sea, which Beij...

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  • Trump ditched cemetery visit to avoid causing Paris traffic jams, says Sanders
Trump ditched cemetery visit to avoid causing Paris traffic jams, says Sanders

On Monday, Paris was mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Trump drew widespread criticism for missing the memorial service on Saturday in Paris , and many people said they doubted the White House's official reasoning. ambassador's residence, where he was staying during events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. ...

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  • Brexit: EU gives May space to 'spin' draft deal
Brexit: EU gives May space to 'spin' draft deal

In a bid to get her cabinet on side, Mrs May will warn that numerous UK's contingencies for a "no-deal" Brexit will have to kick-in on December 1 if the Withdrawal Agreement is rejected. Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said the taoiseach gave a "cast-iron" promise of no hard border, adding that it is now "a matter of concern that some are pres...

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  • McSally concedes as AP projects Sinema to win U.S. Senate race
McSally concedes as AP projects Sinema to win U.S. Senate race

In even more bad news for Trump Republicans, "The Post reports, "McSally lost the race after abandoning the moderate profile she had nurtured in her 2014 congressional race and allying herself with Trump", Rubin noted". Secondly, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee's conduct in casting doubt on the vote-counting process was reprehe...

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  • Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker
Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker

If Whitaker doesn't recuse, Schumer said congressional Democrats will "attempt to add to must-pass legislation, in this case the spending bill, legislation that would prevent Mr. But the flaw in the appointment of Mr. Whitaker, who was Mr. Sessions's chief of staff at the Justice Department, runs much deeper. Mr Whitaker has made multiple negat...

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  • Macron Delivers Rebuke to Nationalism as Trump Looks On
Macron Delivers Rebuke to Nationalism as Trump Looks On

In its first edition, the Forum was inaugurated by dozens of Heads of State and Government invited to commemorate the fragile peace that followed World War I. The fighting proved America's mettle to allies and foes alike, and by the time the war ended USA forces were at least an equal to any of the other major armies, which were exhausted and deple...

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  • Israel kills six Palestinians, including Hamas commander, in Gaza raid
Israel kills six Palestinians, including Hamas commander, in Gaza raid

In a tweet after his arrival back home, Netanyahu praised the slain officer, whose identity was being kept confidential for security reasons, and said "our forces acted courageously". Due to the secrecy of the operation, Israel has not revealed specific details about the mission. The flare-up came as Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers had appeared to...

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  • Broward recount delayed because of problem
Broward recount delayed because of problem

A backlash to the tightening governor and senate races grew on Friday as dozens of angry Republican voters rallied outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office where provisional ballots were still under review inside. "Election officials are literally just counting the ballots". "It is literally the best of democracy". Rancor was also ...

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  • Fruit picker charged in needles in Australian strawberries case
Fruit picker charged in needles in Australian strawberries case

The woman, who is understood to be from Queensland , has been charged with seven counts of contamination of goods, which has a three-year maximum jail term. He said police collected 230 reports nationwide of strawberry contamination affecting 68 brands, most within his state, with the majority involving sewing needles.

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